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Ravella at Lake Las Vegas, a Dolce Hotel & Resort opens February 11

Idyllic resort offers stunning backdrops and all-inclusive packages to host the perfect wedding

Dolce Hotels & Resorts has revealed that its stunning resort is scheduled to open February 11, 2011 and will be named Ravella at Lake Las Vegas.

Located on the site of the former Ritz-Carlton® at Lake Las Vegas, Dolce will manage the re-branded resort and deliver the personal service, premier cuisine, outstanding amenities and excellence in wedding experiences for which the company is renowned. Guests of the former Ritz also will enjoy a much more contemporary experience, including a totally redesigned lobby envisioned to be a high-energy, social gathering spot at Ravella. New dining and spa concepts will complement offerings at The Village Lake Las Vegas, for which Ravella guests will have privileged access.

Basking in year-round sunshine in the radiant lake setting, Ravella’s gorgeous Mediterranean architecture is reminiscent of Europe’s colorful waterside villages. Ravella boasts one of Las Vegas’ most spectacular locations for destination or local weddings, with its romantic over-water chapel and idyllic lake backdrop. In addition to its exquisite ballrooms, Ravella offers several distinctive outdoor venues for weddings and social events.

Situated on the beautiful Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Ravella offers Vegas’ only over-water chapel. Sweeping windows span the front of the La Capella di Amore, revealing magnificent views of the lake and twinkling lights of the Village. With full view of the picturesque resort, Florentine Garden offers a gorgeous outdoor setting with the lake as its backdrop. The firepit can even be covered to provide a raised platform for couples to marry in the center of the action. For an intimate ceremony, couples may choose the Ponte Vecchio Park to marry among only their closest friends and family in what appears to be the heart of an Italian village. Couples who desire a wedding in the sand will enjoy Ravella’s beach, which is particularly romantic at night when illuminated by torches and votives.

Ravella offers brides three distinctive wedding packages for La Capella di Amore to suit not only their dreams, but also their budget.

PERLA (Pearl) – The PERLA package is perfect for the sophisticated bride on a budget. For only $1,500, the couple will receive the ceremony of their dreams at La Capella di Amore, hair, makeup and manicure service at The Spa at Ravella for the bride and the couple’s mothers, bridal suite for the wedding night with delivered champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, deluxe accommodations for bride and groom’s parents for the wedding night.

RUBINO (Ruby) - The RUBINO package will satisfy any bride who desires romantic luxury on her big day. For $2,200, the couple will receive all of the amenities of the PERLA package plus additional hair, makeup and manicure for five bridal party members, exquisite bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere from Ravella’s floral partner, a rose petal-lined aisle in La Capella di Amore and customized pre-ceremony music for guests to enjoy. 

DIAMANTE (Diamond) – The DIAMANTE package is a perfect fit for extravagant brides who want no expense spared on their special day. For $5,200, the couple will receive all the amenities of the PERLA and RUBINO packages, plus a delicious three-course seated rehearsal dinner for 20 guests on their wedding’s eve, one hour champagne reception in the beautiful Ponte Vecchio Bridge prior to their ceremony, a talented harpist or cellist for their wedding ceremony, delectable wedding cake for up to 50 guests, a romantic gondola ride and a one-night stay in a Ravella suite on their one-year anniversary to commemorate their special memory.

Ravella’s staff is on-site throughout the entire planning process and works tirelessly to ensure no detail is overlooked. Ravella’s onsite spa even offers bridal packages to begin as early as six months prior to the wedding to help the bride prepare for the big day. The bridal package embraces pampering, nutrition and fitness right up until the wedding morning, with hair styling, makeup applications and manicures and pedicures for the entire bridal party. The Ravella staff will see to it that every flower is in place, every dish is flawlessly prepared and every mind and spirit relaxed so the couple can enjoy the magic of their moment.

To book a wedding with Ravella at Lake Las Vegas, visit our website or call 702.567.4792.

A GLIMPSE INTO RAVELLA AT LAKE LAS VEGAS 

Accommodations

The Tuscan-inspired architecture of Ravella will be complemented by the resort’s lavish accommodations. The sprawling resort sits on 15 acres of the master-planned Lake Las Vegas development offering guestrooms with sweeping views of the mountains, desert and lake. Ravella’s 349 rooms, including 33 suites and two presidential suites, will feature warm European-style furnishings, oversized spa-style marble bathrooms, upscale bath amenities and luxurious bed linens. Reminiscent of Florence’s famed Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Ravella’s iconic three-story bridge features a collection of rooms and suites with unrivaled lake views. The bridge spans 375 feet long and is tall enough to permit a 21-foot sailboat to pass beneath.
 
Weddings at Ravella

Ravella boasts one of Las Vegas’ most spectacular locations for destination or local weddings, with its romantic over-water chapel and lake backdrop:

Situated on the beautiful Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Ravella offers Vegas’ only over-water chapel. Sweeping windows span the front of the chapel, revealing magnificent views of the lake and twinkling lights of the Village. Embodying Renaissance style, the chapel features Old World touches including hand-carved wooden pews imported from Italy, iron chandeliers and sconces, and a beamed ceiling.

With nearly 39,000 square feet of indoor social event space, Ravella can accommodate gatherings of all sizes, from an intimate wedding of 10 to a grand celebration for 1,000 guests in its exquisite ballrooms. 

Additional unique settings with the lake backdrop include Ravella’s garden, courtyard, beach and climate-controlled lakeside pavilion. 

The Spa at Ravella

Guests are invited to a world of relaxation at The Spa at Ravella, a 30,000-square-foot spa and wellness center featuring 24 relaxing treatment rooms, a full-service salon, advanced fitness center, men’s and women’s locker rooms and more. With an outdoor terrace overlooking the lake, The Spa at Ravella will be a tranquil retreat.

Resort and Village Dining

Firenze Lobby Lounge: Ravella will take guests on an epicurean journey from day to night with its fresh offerings. Its expansive, bright, and lively Firenze Lobby Lounge spans three distinct areas for guests to relax with something to eat, plug in their laptop, or socialize over coffee or cocktails. A high-tech library adjacent to the lobby fireplace provides a large table with computers for those who wish to catch up on work. Nearby, the central lobby café transforms throughout the day to meet the needs of guests. Stop by in the morning for a coffee or breakfast pastry, or in the evening for a decadent dessert. Finally, an open-air bar and lounge area invites guests to mingle over cocktails or sit down for a meal. 

Medici Café and Terrace: Market dining comes to life at Medici Café and Terrace. The high-energy restaurant features spectacular views of the Florentine Garden and fire pit from an outdoor terrace. Inside, guests can peruse a wide selection of wholesome, seasonal fare from fresh salads, sandwiches, and wraps to hot, healthy dishes prepared in an exhibit kitchen. Ravella’s emphasis on nourishing, nutritious food choices means guests will leave feeling energized, invigorated, and ready to seize the day.

Restaurants in The Village Lake Las Vegas: Ravella has developed a partnership with the nearby Village to offer guests even greater dining variety while staying at the resort – from fresh seafood and wood-fired pizzas to spicy tacos, savory tapas, and more. The collaboration will enable guests to enjoy preferred reservations and have the option to bill Village meals to their guestroom at Ravella.

Swimming Pool and Activities

Adjacent to the spa and sandy beach, Ravella’s heated resort-sized pool will offer year-round access for guests. In the summer months, guests also can enjoy refreshments from the poolside bar and grill. Additionally, the resort offers paddleboats, kayaking, canoeing, yacht tours, hiking and biking for guests.

Southshore Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas

The award-winning Southshore Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas is the first private Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Nevada. Named by Golf Digest one of the “Top 10 New Private Golf Courses in America,” SouthShore’s award-winning par-71, 6,917-yard championship fits seamlessly with its surroundings on the shores of Lake Las Vegas. Generous Bermuda fairways frame gently rolling Bentgrass greens, with 88 strategically placed bunkers and numerous forced carries over canyons and water creating both an exhilarating challenge and a visually stunning backdrop for golf. Nicklaus carved out a dramatic layout creating a course with elevations ranging from 1,410 to 1,750 feet. The masterpiece has generous fairways and up to five tee boxes per hole. 

For more information about Ravella at Lake Las Vegas, or to make a reservation, visit www.RavellaVegas.com or call 888.810.0440. 

About Dolce Hotels and Resorts
Dolce Hotels and Resorts, a privately held operator of 27 upscale hotels, resorts and conference hotels in North America and Europe founded in 1981, is majority-owned by Broadreach Capital Partners. The company, headquartered in Rockleigh, N.J., employs more than 4,000 worldwide. Dolce’s portfolio includes properties in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, California, Ontario, Texas, Nevada, Belgium, France, Spain and Germany. As a leader in the meetings industry,
Dolce hosts some 30,000 events and 4 million group clients globally every year.  The company’s founder pioneered the conference center concept and Complete Meeting Package, both now embraced as standards by the International Association of Conference Centers. The company’s vision is to create inspiring environments that bring people together, and its mission is to delight its guests, challenge its associates, reward its owners and serve as a role model in its communities.

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